This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

This week's selection is more light-hearted than some of the Yizkor book excerpts
we've recently posted. In the Yizkor book of Dzialoszyce, Poland, a town about 27
miles northeast of Krakow, Dov Bejski writes of some of the folklore that had also
been lost in the Holocaust, or as he says, "songs, legends and stories, proverbs
and riddles, and comedy and jokes that were created over time." This chapter offers
the bonus of 32 "clever sayings" in Yiddish. Sources vary on the Jewish population
of Dzialoszyce just before the German occupation. The Yizkor book itself said, "Of
the 10,000 Jewish residents of the town, 4,000 were shot and murdered, and the rest
were sent to extermination camps." You can find the full JewishGen translation here
( This translation is also available in print

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Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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